Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

Christmas

How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project
Jane Leadbetter

Mayhem, madness and magnificence... Messy Nativity!
Rev Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy, Liverpool

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Alongside the usual mix of creativity, fun, Christian hospitality and thanksgiving Messy Church 2 explores the importance of discipleship, faith development and training for leadership.

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Overflowing with creative ideas to draw the community together for fun, food, fellowship and worship, this resource book contains 15 themed programme outlines. Each outline has ideas for creative art and craft activities, meal plans and recipes for eating together and family-friendly worship.

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter

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Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

A session for Christmas sent in by Trish Hahn, SEND Coordinator for Messy Church
Messy Church SEND Christmas Session
Aim: To enjoy Messy Sensory Fun & Fellowship at Christmas
Food: Christmas Buffet

Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.

Messy Church session ideas based on Operation Christmas Child

by Anne

An unexpected hit at our Advent/Christmas Messy Church session yesterday were decorated Advent Candles. It was really just an extra 'filler' activity in case we needed it, but it really seemed to absorb a wide range of people - one Dad really got into it and produced a wonderful candle.

Download a planning grid and worksheets found in Messy Christmas.

Send us your photos of Messy Nativity sheep trails

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